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Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Party Band, NYC, Jul 6

svigals singing Thursday July 6, Alicia Svigal's Klezmer Fiddle Party Band Free 12:30 p.m. lunch concert at Abe Lebewohl Park (formerly St. Mark's Park) in the East Village; part of the Third Street Music School Settlement's concert series. Second Avenue and 10th Street, in front of historic St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery. In case of rain, performances are held on the portico of the church.

Violinist Alicia Svigals, considered by many to be the world's leading klezmer fiddler, founded Jewish roots band the Klezmatics and her current group, the all-female Mikveh. As a musician and composer, she's worked with Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, the Ben Folds Five, playwrights Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and Eve Ensler (the Vagina Monologues), poet Allen Ginsburg, violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Kronos Quartet, Jewish spiritual singer/songwriter Debbie Friedman, cantor Avraham Fried and many others. She has appeared on David Letterman, MTV, Good Morning America, PBS' Great Performances, and NPR's Prairie Home Companion, Weekend Edition and New Sounds. Her solo album Fidl is the world's first klezmer violin CD. She loves to play weddings and bat/bar mitzvahs and can be reached at her website: www.aliciasvigals.com. "...violin playing with depth and urgency..." L.A. Times

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